Man arrested shepherd died in the heat

Man arrested after young shepherd, tangled by tether, died in the heat

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A Texas man has been arrested after his young German shepherd got tangled on a tether and died from heat exhaustion. The El Paso Police Department issued a release about the crime, stating:

24–year old Miguel Angel Valencia was arrested yesterday and charged with Cruelty to Animals. Valencia’s was the second arrest made yesterday in a trend the El Paso Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit has recently seen.

According to the release, Valencia is responsible for the death of his one-year-old German shepherd, Eddie, whose tether got tangled around a clothesline police, causing the dog to become trapped. Eddie was found deceased on July 7 – he found laying in the “direct sun.”

The Department stated:

Eddie did not have access to shade or water. Valencia had been previously cited by Animal Services for failure to provide shade/shelter, animal neglect and unlawful restraint of an animal. An examination by a veterinarian determined Eddie likely died of heat stroke and dehydration.

Valencia was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $5000 bond.

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2 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Had they taken the dog away from this POS when he first was cited for these actions, Eddie would still be alive, May the POS rot in jail and then Hell and the ones that ignored the dog’s plight right along with him!

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